Dismissal, Emergencies & Closings


Google surveys are sent out for No School Days and early dissmissals to sign up for care, and help with staffing and food preparation.  A $15 charge will be added to the accounts for all who mark YES whether in attendance or not. No discounts will be given for those not in attendance.


In the event St. John Child Development Center must close due to inclement weather, an announcement will be posted on Facebook and an email will also be sent to all families.  We will open at 7:30am if Seward Public Schools call a no school day or late start due to winter weather.  Making sure that there is time to get roads cleared for the safety of all is our goal.   You must let us know no later than 8:30am if your child will be coming in so we are sure to have enough staff and food for your child.   Breakfast will still be served for those who need it on those days.  Please be aware that we never want to make things inconvenient, but we have to make decisions to ensure our students and their families are safe.

If your child is enrolled in morning preschool only:

There will be NO PRESCHOOL-ONLY when school is closed due to inclement weather or when schools have a late start.

Please use good judgement when the weather is poor.  It is not worth risking the safety of you or your child when the weather is bad.

The Child Development Center practices regular fire and tornado drills.  In the event of a real severe weather evacuation to the basement we strongly encourage parents who may be arriving at the Center to stay with their child in the basement until the warning has expired.

Should a disaster occur in which the emotional or physical safety of the children to remain on the premises is uncertain, parents or an authorized escort will be phoned to retrieve the child from our location immediately.  Therefore it is vital that parents are responsible in maintaining current resident, work and authorized escort names, addresses and phone numbers on file in the Child Development Office.